The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation's Board of Directors advises, assists, and aids in our efforts to be in the forefront of breast cancer research, and to promote education and advocacy in the community.
Dr. Susan M. Love is a pioneer in the field of women’s health. In her ongoing quest to eradicate breast cancer, she has used every avenue from founding the national advocacy movement to starting companies, engaging in research, and promoting breast cancer education. She serves on the boards of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Y-ME, and the Young Survival Coalition, and was appointed by President Clinton to the National Cancer Advisory Board. She is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Windy Hill Medical, a breast cancer prevention company, and senior partner in LLuminari, a multimedia women’s health company. She is the author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, termed “the Bible for women with breast cancer” by The New York Times and Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book, one of the first to sound the alarm against the widespread use of postmenopausal hormones.
Meribeth Brand has over twenty five years experience in servicing the investment requirements of high net worth families, foundations and not-for-profit institutions at her current position at TCW, as well as earlier positions with Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Merrill Lynch and Hambrecht & Quist. She earned a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Illinois and an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research. Ms. Brand is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Investment Counselor.
Karen Duvall, MD, MPH, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
In her practice, she is involved in the care of women including those at risk for breast cancer. She is also involved in breast and prostate cancer prevention research and the associated debates on nutrition and supplements.
She has a practical understanding of the issues faced by individuals as they make decisions about what to eat. She is involved in the training of residents in the field of preventive medicine.
William (Bill) Greene has recently retired from a 40 year career in the commercial property/casualty field. He was Senior VP of RSUI from 1992-2001 and VP of General Insurance from 2001-2009. Currently, Bill is the Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, as well as the Director of the Music Guild of the Parish of St. Matthew in Pacific Palisades, and a board chair for the Valor Academy Charter School on Arleta, California.
Bill and his wife Nona live in Santa Monica, California. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Helene Brown has spent the last 42 years tirelessly fighting cancer as a “political oncologist,” educating the public in prevention and early detection and striving to raise millions for research. As a staunch advocate for cancer research and prevention, Ms. Brown was instrumental in the Surgeon General’s report on smoking as well as demonstrating the importance of pap smears for women. She was recently honored with the Minerva Award from the California Governor’s Office – an honor bestowed on women who have dedicated themselves to building outreach programs that have made a difference in the lives of Californians and furthered positive change. Her many accomplishments include serving as the former L.A. County Commissioner of Public Health, past National Vice President of the American Cancer Society, and Senior Lecturer at UCLA’s School of Public Health. Helene Brown is unswerving in her belief that the overall death rate from cancer can be slashed in half by 2015.
Natalie Hagan spent the first 20 years of her career in sales and marketing, in Kansas City, MO, specializing in media and account management. Among her accounts : Gilbert Robinson Restaurants, Helzberg Diamonds, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, McDonalds, Village Inn Restaurants. A move to Toronto, Ontario, Canada prompted her to become involved in the non-profit world where she supported the National Ballet School of Canada as well as serving on the Board of Governors of Crescent School. Upon returning to the United States she has been involved with the Prostate Cancer Foundation as well as the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). She currently serves on an international YPO functional committee and holds a board seat on a Los Angeles chapter of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization). Natalie holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas.
Kate McLean provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations and foundations. Ms. McLean has worked more than 35 years in the philanthropic world, recently as President of the Ventura County Community Foundation where she grew the Foundation from $300,000 in assets to more than $70 million in current and future gifts. In other work, she was responsible for starting Ventura County’s shelters for runaways, their first group homes for abused children, the first battered women’s shelter and the County’s information and referral system among many other programs. Currently, Ms. McLean is a member of the Board of Regents for California Lutheran University, sits on the boards of a private grantmaking foundation and a Latino foundation and the Ventura County Civic Alliance, both organizations that she helped established. Ms. McLean is also the co-founder of the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, a new grantmaking and education organization focused on the root causes of social problems.
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